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Doctor insights on: 6 Year With Bad Behavior

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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Inappropriate Behavior (Definition)

Behavior that is ineffective and typically problematic to the doer and to those around them in a specific context or situation. Talking loudly during a movie is inappropriate behavior. Talking loudly to try to get your child's attention when they are far away from you and doing something ...Read more


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Thoughts on children and bug spray and sunscreen? I have a 5 yr old 6 yr old and 6 month old

Thoughts on children and bug spray and sunscreen? I have a 5 yr old 6 yr old and 6 month old

Not on the baby!: Topical sunscreen and bug repellant, if used as directed, are a good idea for kids who are active outdoors in the school age range ( 5-18 Yrs) , but children 6 months or younger should stay out of direct sunlight, and should not be exposed to those chemicals until at least a few months later in life ( especially if premature birth, up to 10--12 months ...Read more

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Our 2.5 yr old has been wetting his pants. He has been potty trained for 4 mo & has done very well. Life changes back in apr: baby & a move. Advice?

Our 2.5 yr old has been wetting his pants. He has been potty trained for 4 mo & has done very well. Life changes back in apr: baby & a move. Advice?

Regression: This is very common in young children in this situation. My advice to parents: Don't shame or lose your cool - it only makes it worse. Encourage hydration and set frequent reminders for your child to go and try to use the potty. Use a positive reinforcement (i.e. star chart - so many starts = reward). Stay positive and be patient ...Read more

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Is there a pediatric psychiatrist who is a behavorial specialist that you might recommend? My 7 yr old granddaughter has issues. My 7 year old granddaughter has pretty serious behavorial issues. She has really awful temper tantrums & has tendencies to bec

Is there a pediatric psychiatrist who is a behavorial specialist that you might recommend? My 7 yr old granddaughter has issues. My 7 year old granddaughter has pretty serious behavorial issues. She has really awful temper tantrums & has tendencies to bec

Sometimes : Sometimes finding a specialist in your area can be a very difficult task. I don't personally know anyone in your area, but two ways you can look into it are to ask your granddaughter's doctor for a referral or to call your granddaughter's insurance company to see which child psychiatrists take her insurance. Doing both can help narrow the field. From there, sometimes you just have to meet people to see who your granddaughter "clicks" with and who you feel most comfortable with. Doctors have different styles that work for different people and sometimes it just takes a little sleuthing to figure out who is going to work best for your family. Good luck! ...Read more

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6 year old has headaches and nose bleeds every so often. Any ideas ?

6 year old has headaches and nose bleeds every so often.  Any ideas ?

Sure: Your local ENT will be of great help for nosebleeds... Headache may or may not be related and will require other help. Nasal allergies could contribute to both. Saline gel to the nose and a humidifier is a safe great start! ...Read more

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My 3 yr old son has very low patients. Doestnt play with others. Only interested car or trucks OCD about routine doesn't sleep well has sever meltdown?

My 3 yr old son has very low patients. Doestnt play with others. Only interested car or trucks  OCD about routine doesn't sleep well has sever meltdown?

Developmental screen: Your pediatrician can do a developmental screening to assess whether your son's behavior is normal or whether it might point to a condition such as autism. ...Read more

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Can 86 yr old man with 6 stems in his heart survive bridge surgery? he his in good physical condition.

Can 86 yr old man with 6 stems in his heart survive bridge surgery? he his in good physical condition.

Bridge surgery safe?: Discuss your medical history, fully, with the surgeon, who can best assess & explain the risks, benefits, alternatives, & potential negative outcomes in your particular case. ...Read more

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Why is my 6 year old with autism wetting his pants again after learning not to?

Why is my 6 year old with autism wetting his pants again after learning not to?

Depends: How long has he stayed dry? If he's been continent for at least 6 months, some medical conditions, e.g. Uti, overdrinking, kidney disease, have to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Is it wise when a 45 year old father has pierced tongue jewelry and his 6 year old son receives speech therapy?

Is it wise when a 45 year old father has pierced tongue jewelry and his 6 year old son receives speech therapy?

Not related events: Tongue piercing is never wise. It can cause teeth to chip and break, gums to recede, and is prone to infections. However how this is not related to the child's speech development. If the child has speech issues then therapy will help him develop better speech patterns. ...Read more

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Frequent pasty stool in children my 6 yr old grandaughter has had this ever since i can remember. Along with white on her tongue, and bad breath.

Frequent pasty stool in children
my 6 yr old grandaughter has had this ever since i can remember.
Along with white on her tongue, and bad breath.

Go see her doctor.: If it has been going on for a long time why are you concerned all of a sudden? She needs to be checked by her pediatrician to know if is a problem or not. When was the last time if ever that she saw her dentist for a checkup and tooth cleaning and Fluoride treatment? ...Read more

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Hi, our 6 yr. Old son has started spinning 200+ times a day as he walks, plays, sits, etc. He also has to do things in twos. He use to nod and hum...?

Hi, our 6 yr. Old son has started spinning 200+ times a day as he walks, plays, sits, etc. He also has to do things in twos.  He use to nod and hum...?

Need more info: Is there a particular issue you are worred about? Many kids without behavioral problems will do repetitive actions or follow patters. Within certain limits this is fine, but if it begins limiting their growth and development you should see a child-care specialist to discuss further. ...Read more

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My 6 year old son is.Cutting am.Adult.Tooth he also has a.Fever. Are the 2 related?

My 6 year old son is.Cutting am.Adult.Tooth he also has a.Fever. Are the 2 related?

Yes and no: According to the literature a fever of less than 100.2 isn't unusual. That said, fever can be from a cold or other causes. Ask your dentist to check the incoming tooth to make sure it's erupting ok. ...Read more

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Bp 140/110 52 years old female tried many meds is this bad if left untreated ?

Bp 140/110 52 years old female tried many meds is this bad if left untreated 
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Absolutely: Do not leave persistent blood pressure elevations like this untreated. The earlier it is addressed, the better the outcome. See your primary care doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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My 10 year old son suffers bad headaches, nose bleeds and whilst having these has a very bad temperon avarage he gets 4-5 a week what can this be. ?

My 10 year old son suffers bad headaches, nose bleeds and whilst having these has a very bad temperon avarage he gets 4-5 a week what can this be. 
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See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing his doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, his doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of leaving a 6 year old alone with a loving grandparent who has some memory loss?

What are the dangers of leaving a 6 year old alone with a loving grandparent who has some memory loss?

Who's sitting who ?: Some cultures consider kids competent to self monitor at 8y, but here most consider the teen yrs the earliest. An impaired adult may or may not fit expected supervision requirements depending on degree of impairment. If they are well functioning enough to live alone, recognize danger, obtain help are all needed skills. The child should not be relied on to perform those functions at 6. ...Read more

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6 year old son episodes of vomiting, stomach pain, and elevated WBC count. Hospitalized 6 times in 4 years, GERD since birth, what could be wrong?

6 year old son episodes of vomiting, stomach pain, and elevated WBC count.  Hospitalized 6 times in 4 years,  GERD since birth, what could be wrong?

Chronic appendicitis: While this is a rare condition in children , recurrent syptoms of vomiting and an elevated white count are disturbing. Speak to you doctor about doing an ultra sound of the appendix looking for a fecolith. ...Read more

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Abilify (aripiprazole) for children? I have 8 & 10 year old sons. They are both diagnosed odd. Lots of aggression, no self coping or impulse control. Affecting fam

Abilify (aripiprazole) for children? I have 8 & 10 year old sons. They are both diagnosed odd. Lots of aggression, no self coping or impulse control. Affecting fam

Indication: Antipsychotics are used off-label for children. Risperdal is an atypical antipsychotic which has been shown to help with aggression. Please discuss with a child psychiatrist. These are big gun medications, can be very effective, but would only use if clearly indicated. ...Read more